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Log by Simon Frank

Public art, Burlington’s Easter Egg

I am intrigued by the appearances of some sculpture and public artwork around Burlington. Some, I am familiar with while others seemed to pop out of nowhere. I’ve come across one at the Orchard Community Park. What is it I wonder? So, I made a mission to explore these spaces – to get to know the artwork, enjoy and appreciate it’s unique beauty. So if you are looking for a scavenger hunt activity, why not search for Burlington’s Public Art? It may be a fun activity for you and your family! If you do, make sure to start early! Here’s a list of a toolkit that I created for your exploration activity. Checklist Public Art List Google Map Part 1, West Burlington Part 2, North to South Burlington My recommendation is to start with a location that is closest to you. If you live North of Queen Elizabeth highway in Burlington, why not start with Norton Community Park and Haber Recreation Centre. For those that live west of Burlington, start with the King Road Underpass. …

Brock Harris Lookout, Mt Nemo

Hike with a view at Mount Nemo

Now that the weather is getting warmer, why not go hiking? Try Mount Nemo. It is my absolute favourite hiking trail! Pack some lunch, water, bring your backpack and be sure to put on your hiking shoes. Located at 5317 Guelph Line, it is a Halton conservation park which is about 15 minutes drive from downtown Burlington. First, open to the public in 1971, Mount Nemo is one of the 140 public parks along the Niagara Escarpment. Mount Nemo is an excellent example of cliff edge ecosystem. It is a Unesco biosphere reserve, part of the Niagara escarpment that provides a landscape for a variety of rare ferns, ancient cedars and home to the significant Butternut and American Basswood talus forest. It is also home to chipmunks, warblers, and in recent years seeing an increase in the population of the turkey vulture. Do you know if Mount Nemo wasn’t a park, it would have been part of a quarry operation and closed to the public? I am glad that is not the case! Start your …